Help please! Would I look ridiculous wearing this outfit/skirt to the races?

(60 Posts)
justkeeponsmiling Sun 22-May-16 10:58:01

Well, kind of like this.
My first time going to the races - apparently we are going to the "nice" part but not the super-posh area.
Would this kind of outfit look ok? The top will either be a stripey or plain black boatneck one and the skirt I'm eyeing up is a little bit less "pouffy" and more nude than pink.
Will l look stupid? I can hoestly not tell!

Madbengalmum Sun 22-May-16 11:09:37

I dont think it looks very much like a going to the races kind of outfit. Sorry.

Clarabelle40 Sun 22-May-16 11:35:51

I think it looks lovely and would be totally suitable. What shoes are you thinking of wearing?

justkeeponsmiling Sun 22-May-16 11:43:14

Mad, I would bosh it up with a plain boatneck top and chunky statement necklace. Not smart enough do you think?
Thank you Clara, I was thinking high-ish black heels or high-ish black strappy sandals and a black patent clutch bag.

justkeeponsmiling Sun 22-May-16 11:45:02

Sort of like this

MNetter15 Sun 22-May-16 11:47:09

You won't look stupid. Looks ideal for the races IMO.

newtscamander Sun 22-May-16 11:47:25

Love it! Might have to copy smile

ShinyShinyShiny Sun 22-May-16 11:51:17

I think it looks fab. Where is the skirt from that you're looking at? My inner ballerina has always wanted a skirt like that.

Destinysdaughter Sun 22-May-16 11:54:36

Looks lovely! You must have a tiny waist to be able to pull off a skirt like that. Go for it! 🏇

Clarabelle40 Sun 22-May-16 12:02:41

Yes, perfect! Although if sinking into the grass could be an issue, maybe some kind of lace-up wedge espadrilles might be an idea?

justkeeponsmiling Sun 22-May-16 12:17:20

Thank you all! Will have a look at wedge espandrilles clara , hadn't thought of the problem of sinking into the grass, thanks for pointing that one out!
Thanks destiny , I have a small waist and massive backside so that sort of shape skirt works well on me grin

justkeeponsmiling Sun 22-May-16 12:18:08

I'm currently trailing ebay shiny

dailymaillazyjournos Sun 22-May-16 12:20:08

So pretty. Simple but stylish. Go for it (caution - never been to the races and have no idea if it's actually ok but it's gorgeous!)

Clarabelle40 Sun 22-May-16 12:27:02

I was thinking something like these.
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justkeeponsmiling Sun 22-May-16 12:34:29

They look lovely!

Clarabelle40 Sun 22-May-16 12:37:59

And quite similar to the ones in your first photo I think! I'm tempted myself now! I think I NEED that skirt grin

justkeeponsmiling Sun 22-May-16 12:47:34

Haha it's lovely isn't it? I'm usually not very girly at all but I have totally fallen in love with that look.

Ememem84 Sun 22-May-16 12:48:53

Which races??

I'm going to ascot in June and was thinking about something similar. It's the hat rules which have thrown me...

Ememem84 Sun 22-May-16 12:49:39

And yes to wedges. Wedge it up. No sinking in the grass!!

justkeeponsmiling Sun 22-May-16 12:51:28

It's Chester races Em so I don't think I'll have to wear a hat. Or do I??

lolalament Sun 22-May-16 12:52:23

Going to the races is a lot of standing around outside with sometimes not much cover. So you want to be wearing comfy shoes you're happy to stand in. If it's a windy day you might find the skirt just blows around so might not be practical either.

In terms of smartness it's fine, but the weather might make it unsuitable

KindDogsTail Sun 22-May-16 12:53:53

www.office.co.uk/view/product/office_catalog/2,33/2450985002?awaid=92295&utm_source=aw&utm_medium=affiliate&utm_campaign=92295|Polyvore&

I have these Office Mai tai (if the link works) and they are very, very pale pink suede wedges. The wedges are suede too. I bought them on sale two weeks ago.

NattyGolfJerkin Sun 22-May-16 12:54:06

Infinitely more stylish than the acres of skin tight Coast body con satin usually on show, OP. V nice.

KindDogsTail Sun 22-May-16 12:55:46

I saw that link did not work so here is a screen shot. Office Mai Tai nude two part wedge.

Madbengalmum Sun 22-May-16 12:57:44

Justkeepon, i think it would work with the jewellery, but not with the initial photo, as i think the top isnt dressy enough.

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